Episode 4 –
[details=spoiler]Ryota stabs Saori and demands that she turn back time. Good thing Kana told him that Saori can manipulate time in addition to her slicing magic. However, Saori slices Ryota as well. But to save her own life, Saori does turn time back to just before she kills Kuroha. That uses too much magic and Saori can’t use any more. Kuroha tells Ryota to grab her and Saori runs off. She trips and the man behind everything says that she’s useless. Saori is captured by Ryota and Kuroha.
Ryota wants to know what happened before Saori turned back time. But she’s not talking. Ryota is sure he’s forgotten something important and when he looks at Kuroha, he figures she doesn’t have the moles after all. Nuts! He’s lost that memory of seeing them as well. Saori announces that her life is over anyway. There is no way for her to get out of the fact that she failed in her mission. Kuroha tells Saori to go with them. But Saori explains how she’s being monitored. Ryota wants to see if he can remove the beacon, but Saori tells him it isn’t that easy. Ryota insists on trying and Saori allows it.
But Saori has a plan. If Ryota and Kuroha are distracted by this, then she can attack them again. Just as she goes to make her move, her core is ejected remotely, and Saori melts into a puddle of goo. Kuroha breaks down and Ryota reminds her that they still need to find the pills. But something creepy is moving to Saori’s harnest. Ryota wonders if it could be a witch parasite. It turns into a bunch of eyeballs with a mouth. Ryota screams and steps on it. Kuroha is visibly upset and wants to know what was done to her in that lab. Ryota realizes that “harnest” doesn’t mean “harnessed” after all, but “her nest”. Eww!
And after all that, they only find two boxes of the death suppressants. But it still buys the witches a little time. They rush back to the observatory to give Kana a pill. They find her covered in blood, but alive. Kazumi is there as well and confesses that she only had one pill left, which she split in half with Kana. Kana is happy to see Kuroha alive and well, unlike her prediction. Ryota realizes that Kana’s prediction most likely came true and both he and Kuroha died. Saori must have turned back time, but he isn’t sure why.
Ryota is a little annoyed that Kazumi takes half the pills and leaves. But that is the payment that was promised to her, so Kuroha is fine with it. Ryota goes home, allowing the girls to stay at the observatory. Kuroha thanks him. Once outside, the fact that Kuroha said his name for the first time makes him cry happy tears and he doesn’t know why. But Kuroneko comes to his mind once again.
It’s time for the class trip and Kuroha has made it. She finally gets to see the ocean and gets the feeling that this is something she’s wanted for a very long time. The view brings tears to her eyes and Ryota is happy that he could give her this, even if she isn’t Kuroneko. Kuroha is doing well at school and Ryota has figured out that when Kuroha uses her powers, she loses her memories. Something else he forgot with Saori’s time manipulation. And if Kuroha joins the astronomy club, she can also stay at the observatory indefinitely. Kuroha reminds Ryota that if she and Kana are caught, he’ll be killed as well. Ryota really doesn’t mind if he can protect Kuroha.
Kuroha later asks Ryota what “trust” is and once he tries to explain, Kuroha shows him something that she was given when she escaped form the lab. She tells him that it’s a fertilized alien egg. I wonder if it hatches into that parasite thing that Ryota stepped on. That just made me shiver! Kuroha and Ryota return to the observatory to find that Kazumi is visiting with Kana. Just before the others arrived, Kazumi seems to be under the impression that Kana could move if she wanted to and Kana tells her not to let the others know. That’s interesting.
Now for the fun. There is a bath nearby, but it’s mixed and Ryota would love to see Kuroha there. Instead, he gets Kazumi. But Ryota turns out to be a gentleman and won’t look at Kazumi. That is until she forces him to. LOL Ryota certainly gets an eyeful and gets very embarrassed. He tries to apologize, but that isn’t enough for Kazumi, and she wants him to pay a “booby fee” - something to be determined at a later date. Kazumi pushes Ryota into the water and when he comes up, he falls into someone else.
After knocking the other person into the water, they both come up and Ryota finds his hand on Kuroha’s breast. Kazumi decides to make a graceful exit, and Ryota now finds himself apologizing to Kuroha. Apparently Kazumi set them up. But Kuroha wonders if she’s sick because her heart is pounding so hard and she feels hot. How is Ryota going to explain that one to her? LOL Before he can, Kuroha leaves and Ryota berates himself for being so distracted by her chest that he didn’t look for moles. Poor guy. LOL
Another witch is being questioned by the bad guy. She will give him info on three witches in exchange for pills. Stupid girl. Like he’s really going to give her pills after he gets the whereabouts of Kazumi, Kuroha, and Kana. Meanwhile, Ryota returns to the observatory after his bath to discover that Kazumi has moved in. She tells Ryota it’s her “booby fee” and that shuts him right up. However, Kuroha asks what a booby fee is and Ryota whispers to Kazumi that her boobs aren’t worth that much. That earns him a kick in the face from Kazumi. She also has another surprise coming up for Ryota.
At home, Ryota takes a look at the items Kuroha gave him. If he turns on the mini computer, it might transmit his location. And when he looks at the case the supposed alien egg is in, he can only think of the parasite he killed. Perhaps “fertilized alien egg” means something else? He suddenly finds the entire situation funny. All this time, he’s been looking for aliens and now that he may have found one, he doesn’t believe it. He decides that if he’s going to turn the device on, he has to do it in a place far from where he is.
At school the following day, Ryota gets his surprise. Kazumi is now in his class! Ryota just facepalms. She also tells him that she will be joining the astronomy club. More good news. Back at the lab it’s learned that the bad guy’s name is Ichijiku and he reports to the mysterious Takachiho that twenty seven witches escaped during transport and only eight were recovered. Five corpses were also recovered when those witches ran out of pills. More are most likely dead due to the lack of pills. Takachiho isn’t happy about any of this. He also mentions that some of the pills were recently stolen. He isn’t happy about that either. They then discuss the “plan”. Ichijiku says that he’s already made the next move.
At the observatory, there’s a knock on the door, and a girl enters to join the club. But she’s a plant! This must be Ichijiku’s next move. He refers to the witch as an AA+. More than strong enough to subdue the others. Ichijiku is dismissed and it’s obvious that he doesn’t like reporting to this Takachiho guy. Is he another power hungry idiot that wants it all for himself? Time will tell. And Kotori has been accepted into the astronomy club! No one has noticed her harnest, and I’m surprised that Kana didn’t predict this. I can’t wait to see what happens next![/details]